Thoughts Equal Success
Updated: Jan 24
"If you think you can or think you can't you're right" - Henry Ford
Believe in yourself! Your success depends on it!
Have you ever noticed that no matter if you think you can, or you think you can't, either way, you're right. It's funny, isn't it? Think back to any event in your life where you wanted to achieve or do something. Remember what you believed the outcome would be. Did you think you would be successful in your attempts? Did you begin the processes thinking that it probably wouldn't work out? What was the result? Did the outcome align with your belief around it?
Have you ever said to yourself, "I'm never going get it. I'm not smart enough to understand that. I'll always be poor. I'll never be happy. Life is so hard."? When you think these negative thoughts about yourself, you ensure your failure before you ever begin. Ideas are a powerful tool. It doesn't matter how much education or talent you have. It doesn't matter how many people believe in you or how many opportunities are given. If your core beliefs are that you can NOT achieve something, you never will.
Why do we sabotage ourselves with negative thinking? We want all the right things. We want to be happy, healthy, wealthy, and successful, so why do we believe we can't have them? It comes down to what your core beliefs are about yourself. Those core beliefs are built up over our lifetime of experiences. Things are said to us and the experiences we have as we grow up influence us and then stick to us like badges of identities. Things like I'm bad at math. I'm stupid. I'm useless. I'm broken. I'm a spaced-out person. I'm just fat because my mom is.
So then we want to achieve a better life those badges of old identities show up and remind us of all the negative things we believe about ourselves. These early beliefs can be tricky and indirect. You may have plenty of confidence in your abilities, but you may hold the opinion that you don't deserve anything better. You will sabotage yourself so that you do not receive something better. To which you respond to yourself, "See, I knew I didn't deserve that promotion."
If you are going prove yourself right no matter what; wouldn't you like to be right about how you achieve anything you set your mind to? How do you get out of your way so that you can have the things you desire? Your mindset controls your destiny. It comes down to retraining your brain. Your beliefs are like bike tracks in your brain. Every time you thought a particular thought, the idea biked its way down, leaving a groove. The more times you had that thought, the deeper the groove. Now, the slot is so deep that the idea bike automatically goes into the well-worn path. To change your beliefs into empowering ones, you need to retrain your thoughts to go down a new route. It takes self-awareness and discipline to replace an old well-worn opinion about yourself.
1. Identify the disempowering belief.
2. Replace the disempowering belief with an empowering one.
3. Continually repeat the NEW empowering belief.
Soon, the old disempowering thought of yourself with grow over, and the new empowering thought will become the automatic response.
Your mindset is the key to your success in life. If you want to be a success at anything you choose, then you must believe you can first.